Poll: Social Media for Injured Workers on Facebook – V1

This poll was shared on Facebook.   What do you think about teaching Injured Workers, represented and unrepresented, how to maximize use of Social Media to ensure “immediate, appropriate and necessary medical care and benefits” in a workplace injury, and documentation of the process, including a pipeline to sound the alarms when actions by professionals, medical/legal/bureacrats seems questionable, at best.

WHY WE BLOG INJURED WORKERS

Currently, Injured Workers appear to have no Civil Rights or Human Rights and the industry profiteers have no apparent interest in doing anything that might disrupt the extreme profits of an extremely vile industry.

What say you?  Are you a social media expert willing to volunteers some ‘free training’ and participate in a group in a pro-bono fashion?

Are you an attorney who wrings hands and complains, ‘ain’t it awful’ and if your clients had the media’s attention, could that help you get cases to the MEDIATION TABLE WITH INTENTION TO SETTLE?    DO YOU HAVE A BLOG AND SUPPORT GROUP FOR YOUR CLIENTS?

Are you a defense firm that has incorrigible adjusters and inexperienced attorneys increasing risks for your firm and clients and think that a good social media program on both sides could mitigate file churning and med-legal fraud?

Are you a HR professional who believes you cannot even send a get well card to an injured worker and you are afraid of litigation because of the wrongs you observe?  What if your company has an in-place social media platform, and even a group for your Injured Workers to convene and yes, even compare notes on the various doctors, lawyers and treatments.  Would Corporate Legal encourage #CourageousConversation in a private social media community such as on LinkedIn and Facebook?  DO YOU HAVE A BLOG AND SUPPORT GROUP FOR YOUR INJURED WORKERS?

If you are a District Attorney, Mediator, FBI agent, DOL agent or member of the ICC, do you have suggestions and resources for Injured Workers, around the globe, being tortured, maimed and murdered with little plausible deniability all because they got injured at work?

Are you an Investigative Journalist who must follow orders and have been advised that real stories on #WorkComp are VERBOTEN?

Are you a helpless family member or friend of an Injured Worker wondering what on Earth you can do to intervene?

 

 

does-the-workers-compensation-system-fulfulll-its-responsiblities-to-injured-workers-no-it-does-not-whats-your-workcomp-story

step out of line
Linda Ayres created a poll on Facebook group:  Occupy WorkComp

Hey. Help me understand so we can help one another move forward? Got a blog? Yeah, I know, it’s hard.

Nevertheless:
I’m working on blog post about Social Media for Injured Workers (aka Virtual Combat Skills) since the #WorkComp industry seems to be escalating intimidation tactics of Injured Workers who dare to use social media like a MEDIA BLAST AND OR microphone.

Have you noticed?
Facebook has a reputation for being a place for #WorkComp “Victims” stuck in learned helplessness and whining that the #WorkCompsters don’t play nice. :/ 


NOT ENOUGH INJURED WORKERS HAVE BLOGS TO SURVIVE. LET’S MOVE ON TO PLAN B: USE WHAT YOU GOT. 


ARE YOU USING SOCIAL MEDIA #BeyondFacebook?
Please let us know which social media platforms you have, which you need help with? Thanks


“Without a blog, a growing email list, and ,a fierce social media strategy, Injured Workers are unarmed and unprotected in the global war on workers.”#USA #Canada #UK #Australia and Your Country! 


#AnonymousPrecedesUnanimous
#StayOuttaTheStreets
Watch for results in blog: MyWorkC

MyWorkCompCoach.com
Continue to #DodgeTheRads #DTR2 – it’s increasingly dangerous out there.
WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW —
SO LET’S BE IT, ALL TOGETHER NOW

LikeShow more reactions

Comment

Comments
Linda Ayres
Linda Ayres PS If you have all the above accounts, feel free to share here and others can follow up there…. To keep it easy, use a hashtag with the social media platform name so it can be easily searched. Watch.

 · Reply · 5 mins

Linda Ayres

“Without a blog, a growing email list, and a fierce social media strategy, Injured Workers are unarmed and unprotected in the Global War on Workers.”

ENGAGE IN #CourageousConversations!  #StayOuttaTheStreets  #OccupyVirtually

Continue to #DodgeTheRads – it’s dangerous out there!

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

“SMFH – WorkCompsters Exposed” — KISS KISS — #JustWhistle

Final Appeal to CAAA For Assistance Fighting WorkCompsters - Concussion, TBI, PTSD, WCAB and WTF

Linda Ayres

Wyndham Worldwide – Disabled by WorkCompsters

Final Appeal to CAAA For Assistance Fighting WorkCompsters – Concussion, TBI, PTSD, WCAB and WTF

.

Ladies and Gentlemen and Others of the WorkCompster Industries:

“Perseveration” is apparently a consequence of Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury.  This post got longer than anticipated, but if you’re in the industry, or know someone who is, or if you are an InjuredWorker, take 5 minutes and peruse it, then share it with someone, even with a subject line of “SMFH – WorkCompsters Exposed”

It may come in handy down the road.  Thanks.

BACK STORY:

#InjuredWorkersUniting  #SilentNoMore  #OccupyVirtually #WATMN

Years ago, I volunteered in a goodwill effort with and for Convicts in America’s Maximum Security Penitentiaries. It was called “PRISONERS UNANIMOUS — EMBRACING ALL PLANETARY PRISONERS”  Maybe you heard of it?

Check FOIA, they probably have several CDs including my visits to penitentiaries across America, and my communications with a handful of government officials, goodwill organizers, friends and families of prisoners, and approximately 1,000 Convicts across America.

I think I was the second woman “in history” to “walk the ranges” at USP Marion Federal Penitentiary, back in the days when it was deemed ‘the worst of the worst” prisons, surpassed today by, so I hear, the likes of Pelican Bay.  It was after allegations of a “full scale Nazi-type of retaliation attack” on the entire Convict population.  I was corresponding with several of the Convicts listed in that dreadful “Public Report.”  I sent copies everywhere, including Amnesty International in Vienna, where they allegedly WATCH for human violations in the Americas.  Hmph.

The Guys and I established an “8 o’clock, local time” prayer network when they educated me about how deplorable America’s “Corrections” system is.  Now, privatized prisons are a bigger part of the “PROFITS BEFORE LIVES” industries.  Some of us still link up, no doubt.

The guys told me how bad things were, and said I was very brave.  They said the prison systems in America are very dangerous, and that I had better think long and hard about touching it.

They told me, “Lady, you better know what you’re willing to die for, because you might well be asked to do so if you get involved in attempting to facilitate change.”

They further advised, “Lady, we Convicts are not the problems in your country. We are the end result of the problems in your country.  If you want change, you have to go Washington.  That’s where the problems are.”   (There is something far more polite and respectful from a Convict calling a correspondent “Lady” than the pretentious “Ms. Ayres” used by defense and psychopaths, wouldn’t you agree?)

Those words reverberate in my head as if they were yesterday. I have never forgotten those haunting words.  As a Survivor of WorkersCompensation today, I know ever more how true they are.

IT’S A GRAVY TRAIN!

ONWARD:

#WorkCompsters have made that choice easier today.  They have already taken my life. 

Too often, Injured Workers make poor choices in efforts to retain competent legal counsel, much to the detriment of the Injured Worker.

This is often not discovered by injured workers until the 2nd, 3rd or 4th attempt to retain competent counsel.

Including THIS warning in every employee new hire packet, and every Human Resources orientation in California could save lives.

Till then, tell your friends and neighbors, and tell them to tell theirs. WorkComp Kills, without consequences to anybody but the Injured Workers and their loved ones.

Many Injured Workers have even sought the help of ACLU and NLG, to no avail.

We are, however, grateful for the organization, NAIDW.org, National Association of Injured and Disabled Workers, for the encouragement, resources and support they provide, and having been providing for many years. “No Injured Worker Left Behind” Semper Fi, Y’all!

We like a few of the industry bloggers who do their best to do their best for the highest good of all concerned.   Cognitive Dissonance seems to be kicking some butt in that arena, wouldn’t you agree?

Bravo to ProPublica for being a catalyst for discussion and possible change. Bravo to WorkCompCentral for relentless efforts at education and inciting legitimate discussions about the need for national discussion and change.

Let’s get beyond “PROFITS BEFORE LIVES”…. let’s incarcerate a few psychopaths for maiming and  killing injured workers, too, shall we?

It matters not if the killers are making $250K a year, or $10.7 million or more a year.  With proper trials first, of course.  FBI and DA and DOJ  need to better orchestrate their efforts, ya think?

Crime is Crime, and CRIME SHOULD NOT PAY IN AMERICA.

For personal assistance in my own, but common,  horrific case on non-stop abuse of a permanently disabled-by-untreated-brain-injury-and-various-acts-of-legal-chicanery-and-file-churning, older female worker, a local crisis center sent a Marine to help me last year.  The Marine Social Worker, kind, fierce and very helpful.

MMI neuro-psychologist report recently received (and posted!)  says my future medical needs include similar support, with probability of needs for assisted living and ‘memory care’ for my shortened life span, shortened due to WorkCompsters and corruption, involving many unclean hands. Hmph, Some “Grand Bargain, California!”

Legitimate doctors in 2012 made legitimate and conservative recommendations for medical care, denied. Had treatment not been denied by the defense counsel (not doctors, just defense lawyer and adjuster for 2012, till 2013 came along for the extreme profits of CorVel to obfuscate facts with intent to deny medical care.)  return to work might have happened in 2012.

After threats from defense counsel, then PTP released me to work with accommodations, which were denied in October 2012.  Things got worse from there, without medical care.  I have been fighting to return to work for years, to no avail.

I have endured being penny-less, relying on The Salvation Army for utilities,  filing for social welfare due to carrier arrogant practice of denials of payment of TTD, “because they could” (and they were rewarded handsomely by EDD for refusing to pay in 2012/2013 and for refusing to provided medical care.  Now, SSA is involved in the charades and chicanery, and trying to sort it all out.

Is it a felony for carriers to provide SSA and EDD with false evidence of benefits paid with intent to deny SSA benefits?  Seems to be part of a set of RICO violations, wouldn’t you think?

Yet evaluations upon evaluations upon evaluations have been performed by approximately 38 doctors (ca-ching, no care, just primarily report regurgitations written  by non-medical staff, signed by doctors, paid the big bucks).

TeamCorvel includes approximately 20 more, and ol’ Maximus comes in with just one.   (There’s a full blog, with names; see the index athttps://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/list-of-posts)

While we are at it, omission of medical records and obfuscation of facts seems facilitated by the silly “chronological” ordering of medical evidence, rather than by specialty, then by chronological order.   Carrier in my case gets charged by most doctors 4-8 hours for “organizing the records”…. and maybe it’s not all the signing leased doctor’s fault their non-medical staff do things like change the date of injury to a year forward, then use first year medical evidence to falsely opine “pre-existing” symptoms.  D’oh.  Number of hours spent during an evaluation are often “inflated” and far worse, totally fabricated!

The majority of Lawyers don’t seem to care.  They  shrug say ‘their hands are tied” (and “their lips are sealed?!!!”)  Others have told me “Too much fraud in your case, it’s over my head” and “Too many people didn’t do their jobs, there’s no money in it for me”….

One interviewed actually had the audacity to ask, after pages of questions had been answered, “One more question, tell me, why did you wait over 2.5 years for medical care for a brain injury?”  D’OH!   That didn’t even merit a final response, and that attorney came HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Here’s my story, again.  Date of witnessed slip and fall backwards on ice, resulting in Concussion/Traumatic Brain injury 1/9/12 while working for Wyndham Worldwide.

The blogs. ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS, began in the Summer of 2013, and continue as the only means available to fight for my life against the widely known corruption of the national WORKERS COMPENSATION SYSTEMS.

This quote is meaningless in California’s WorkComp corruption rackets, is it not?

“Every worker in California is protected by state laws governing the right to be paid correctly, be safe at work and receive benefits if they are injured on the job,” – Christine Baker
https://www.dir.ca.gov/DIRNews/2014/2014-75.pdf

And there is no means of enforcement for the Fraud Warnings, now is there? http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/FraudWarningNotices/FraudWarningNotices2013.pdf

What kind of system do YOU profit by that requires someone with a brain injury to represent herself because your colleagues (4 of them) could be found guilty of ABA Ethics Violations and Incompetent Representation?

Due to your accepted CA  legislated fraud regulations, and your “2 attorney” superstitions, Injured Workers bear the brunt of the lack of expertise of your crowd/CAAA memberhips.  This also allows Defense Firms to claim the title ENEMIES OF INJURED AMERICAN WORKERS.

How many injured workers retain and dismiss multiple attorneys, as the corruption is tolerated by those retained to protect injured workers? How many injured workers in California, and in America, must represent themselves due to the failure of the ABA crowds?  Some have said that more than 15% of Injured Workers are InProPer…. probably as a last resort, not a first.

Why do your various profit centers/industries refuse to work with InProPer Injured Workers, and why do your industry leased/owned doctors seem so puzzled, baffled and perplexed by the legality of an Injured Worker self-representing? Why do the medical office staffs believe they can ONLY TAKE ORDERS from the Adjuster or Defense Firm?

IS THIS SIMPLY ANOTHER CASE OF “FOLLOW THE MONEY?”

When incompetent and worse attorneys can be allowed to be rewarded for causing harm to an injured worker, how can that be good for anybody?

If WorkComp Mill attorneys  have a “case load of 300 clients”…with wishing and hoping that somebody drops dead for some ultimate pay-off for the attorney, how does that help an injured worker get medical care, benefits, return to work and settlement?

Why do employers condone such malicious unconscionable behavior of denials of medical care, benefits, and bullying and all sort of acts of terrorism, experiments, surgeries, poisoning and worse by insurance companies? What good can a WorkComp attorney do?

I even asked a WCAB Judge for permission, as stated is possible on the WCAB recommended reading, to retain an attorney to consult with, on an hourly basis.

Alas, not only did the Judge tell me he would not hear the F-words in his court room, (Felony Fraud with intent to deny medically necessary treatment), he sentenced me to fighting for my life with every ounce of courage and strength and stamina I can muster, fighting organized crimes that EVERY ONE OF YOU ARE FULLY AND COMPLICITY AWARE OF.

But wait, the Team of Four don’t have all the blame.  Defense counsel says it’s all my fault.  Hmph.  He even suggested I consider a Court Appointed Conservator since I am having such difficulty maneuvering the WorkComp system, with denials of medical care, fraudulent reports, unresponsive law enforcement and more.  The Carrier’s Fraud Department called, as most of you know, last Fall and made it very clear he did not care one iota that I had not received medically necessary and recommended care, and the conversation concluded when he said, “So, tell me Linda, when ARE you going to die?”

Some things I read on LinkedIn indicated the Employers are responsible for the bullying and terrorism of their vendors. Wyndham Worldwide was immediately apprised of the horrific bad faith and breach of fiduciary responsibility, and outright disgustingly mean thing to say. ( Intent of the caller? A “medicated worker” might have been compelled to irreversible action by such ‘poor customer service’, wouldn’t you agree? )

How many members of your CAAA organizations have been approached, recommended, took time to evaluate the merit and financial possibilities of helping THIS injured worker?  You know my name now.  I have spoken with many of you.  Your declines to help have most always been cordial, except when they weren’t.  Just so y’all know, A BRAIN INJURY IS NOT THE SAME AS A BROKEN FINGER, NOR IS THE TREATMENT THE SAME.

Watch the upcoming movie “Concussion” and then ask yourself and your partners how legitimate could it be for an insurance carrier to refuse to pay TTD, provide medical care, and embark on a mission of terrorism and destruction to an injured worker, coincidentally, UPON DIAGNOSIS OF BRAIN INJURY.

The Defense Firm treats me like they pretend to have  I & A Officers and  Judges in their pockets, as my ADA rights are consistently violated at WCAB-Riverside, and my Civil Rights.

Think about how many of YOUR clients have been sent to merely Orthopedic Surgeons or Chiropractors for TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY?  See the current list of names all the 40 doctors I had been sent to, and all the CorVel and Maximus “physician advisors” and team members.  In the olden days, they might have all been called, “Sonderkommando”….   Don’t get me wrong, there are a few good doctors in that list of 40, and they will be nominated in the upcoming CompLaude Awards.  The others will be nominated to the naughty list for possible inclusion in the ProPublica national efforts.

MY EMPLOYER DOES NOT CARE.  DOES YOURS? DO YOU?

I have many of your polite Non-Engagement Letters and I am weary of bothering with your ilk.  You are as much a part of the WorkComp problems as are the criminal doctors and lawyers.  Perhaps Sophie Scholl is kinder in her description of your ilk:

So, if you are willing to discuss courageous representation of THIS INJURED WORKER, Case ADJ818190, Linda Ayres Vs. Wyndham Worldwide et al, please let me know at your earliest convenience.

I can be reached at WorkCompLinda@gmail.com or phone 760 368 7236.  If I don’t answer, please leave a message. “I AM INJURED, NOT STUPID!”  I do have auditory and visual processing impairments (untreated, of course).  I prefer electronic mail as an ADA accommodation (that defense continuously disregards, while apparently perjuring with proofs of service to cause significant delays and further harm).

The forensic psych AME suggested that if I have Human Rights Violations Complaints that I “take it to The Hague”…..  Well, maybe that was only reasonable thing he had to say.

That’s a “Fukushima Rose”…. (3.11.11)

Read “The First Leaflet” then commence Blogging!  America needs a fresh #CommitteeOfBloggers, wouldn’t you agree?

“Do Not Walk Quietly In This OPEN AIR AUSCHWITZ!”

“….Highest Recorded #Radioactive City in #America this week”

“A new and unfamiliar Leader this week in the race for the Most Radioactive Weather in America is Ft Wayne, Indiana with 1,326 CPM. Congratulations to Ft Wayne, IN as the Most Radioactive City in America this week.Other competing cities for the title were not even close…..”    Your Radiation This Week No 20

Have a wonderful radioactive weekend and remember to Dodge the Rads, it’s dangerous out there!

#WATMN  #WorkCompsters #InjuredWorkersUniting #SilentNoMore #JustWhistle

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW  

Work Comp: The Game is Rigged! CEO Makes $10.6 Million!

Back Injury at Work?  What should David DePaolo Do Now?

Hey David, don’t worry about it.  You’re not alone!

There’s very little risk of prosecution for fraud, work comp defense attorneys get away with it all the time. The District Attorneys look the other way, and Employers believe their insurance carriers have full impunity, and thereby protecting the Employers too.    
Here in California, the WorkComp judges won’t even have the word spoken in the Courtrooms or Waiting rooms without stern warnings.  ‘No worries’ ….
 
Every now and then corporate media seems to tell a story about Joe or Jane Worker, just to keep the unsuspecting public off balance, and confused by the ol’ stories that ‘work comp is broken’… See The 25 Rules of Disinformation and The 8 Traits of Disinformationists.  Good work comp defense firms are masters at these tactics. 
 
Rest and wait is a standard work-comp line, so take the afternoon off!  🙂
 
Just get better.  You don’t really want to risk further injury by denials of medically necessary treatment, or worse yet, seeing a ‘system’ doctor.  
You are over “35”….so the risk increases exponentially as an injured worker.  
Few dare utter the word, “extermination” as the result of 3-D medical practices by insurance companies…. DELAY, DECEIVE, DENY….. Take care of yourself!  

WorkComp is a dangerous place.

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW. CARRY ON AND ON AND ON.
WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW. CARRY ON AND ON AND ON.

 

As to WorkComp being broken, did you know that the CEO mOTAMED of CNA makes $10,600,000 a year, A 27 % INCREASE FROM 2011 according to Crane?  Ha!  There’s a dude who KNOWS WORK COMP AIN’T BROKEN, HUH?

CEO Thomas Motamed took home a base salary of $1 million, the same as the year before. His performance-based cash bonus rose slightly to $3.8 million from $3.3 million in 2011. His perks also increased to about $919,000 from almost $783,000 the year before. Those perks included parking, medical exams, use of company aircraft and onboard catering, dividend payments and other investment contributions.   
See More Here: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-03-13/business/chi-cna-ceo-sees-compensation-climb-to-106m-in-2012-20130313_1_performance-based-cash-bonus-option-awards-compensation
 

I wonder how much Stephen Holmes, CEO of WyndhamWorldwide makes?  

(Wyndham’s customer base is primarily working class, blue collar middle aged people, with a smattering of white collars!)  

Or Norin Grancell, CEO of Grancell, Stander, Reubens, Thomas and Kinsey?

(Grancell’s team seems to be primarily Enemies of InjuredWorkers in California (with sociopathic/psychopathic tendencies, polite as hell though…) 

 the game is rigged

These are the Boyz responsible for more than 2.5 years of failure to provide medically necessary treatment to me, as their people apparently don’t grasp that the brain is a body part located in the head.  Nice guys, huh?  Yeah.  It appears that they ‘don’t give a damn’ about the lives the destroy, huh? 

THINGS MONEY CANNOT BUY chief  warriors last fish

 

Heck, they don’t think they have to even reimburse medical miles to the 45 day visit to the Orthopedic Surgeon handling the brain injury case, let alone reimburse more than $25,300 for said medical miles and additional self-procured medically necessary treatments that they refused to authorize. The Information and Assistance Officer repeatedly cheerfully supports their positions.

 
dominoes and constitution

You might consider joining NAIDW… National Association of Injured and Disabled Workers.  Their slogan is “No Worker Left Behind”…. You’re not alone!   

NAIDW CAP
 
So, I’ve been on the rest and and wait and wait and wait and wait program since 1/9/12…… The game is rigged.  
Swearing WTF
See your local chiropractor and acupuncturist and avoid Workers Compensation by any means necessary.  

THE GAME IS RIGGED!!!

InjuredWorkersUnited SILENT NO MORE

#InjuredWorkersUnited…SILENT NO MORE.  ;D

Workers Comp Doctors, Lawyers and Gravy Train Riders – $4,000 per bogus medical report?? D’oh!

Remember the initial evaluation of this Brain Injury Survivor and #Wyndham Worldwide employee,  by one of the early doctors:

APRIL 2012 –

Judgment and Insight:  The patient’s judgment and insight seemed intact. Patient appeared to be aware of how the injury had affected cognitive functioning and discussed taking steps to remediate for areas of perceived deficit….

Test Behavior: The patient was also frequently tearful, becoming emotionally distraught when perceived unable to perform various tasks as well as perceived they would have been done prior to injury.  Also becomes tearful when talking about various professionals who were perceived as not caring for medical needs appropriately.

COOPERATION:  The patient was very cooperative.  Completed all tests administered without complaint.

EFFORT:  Patient appeared to put forth best effort on all tasks administered.  Objective testing also gave no indication of purposeful exaggeration or distortion of symptoms….

protected by angels

Which deteriorated dramatically…..

….through 8,696 dangerous driven miles of muddling courageously to each and every appointment, hoping somebody would help find lost cognitive abilities,  seeing just a few good doctors, who DO NO HARM, and being exposed to an army of incompetent, unscrupulous, criminal doctors, and/or doctors without expertise  in traumatic brain injury, on the whole, and the outrageous denials of physician requested specialty medical evaluations and treatments form Traumatic Brain Injury, to the following $4,000 report insurance company doctor opinion:

April 2013 –

 “IMPAIRMENT:  RESIDUAL IMPAIRMENT DUE TO CHRONIC MALADAPTIVE COPING MECHANISMS, PREEXISTING PERSONALITY CONFLICTS, POOR ANGER MANAGEMENT SKILLS.”

and another that stated:

“Disability in Regards to the Head Region:  The patient is status post trauma to the head region with development of post traumatic head syndrome, which is best described as slight.  It is characterized by the presence of headaches, memory difficulty, dizziness, visual disturbance, and difficulty with the sense of smell.

Objective Factors For Consideration of Permanent Disability in Regards to the Head Region: None

FUTURE MEDICAL CARE:  The patient should have access to plain over-the-counter analgesics for relief of her headache.  However, she states she is not interested in taking any medication.

lion truth

A Fraud Complaint is being filed with proper authorities for the above $4,000.00 AME / QME reports and ‘pack of lies’ and inaccuracies and negligence.

~~

Both doctors, in addition to their colleagues in the ‘small circle of worker comp providers’  made their reports based on incomplete medical records and both doctors refused to accept and consider omitted medical records in order to provide a supplementary report based on currently available facts.  The insurance company denial of authorizations for evaluations and treatments, as requested by multiple physicians, further gives way to serious suspicions of extremely fraudulent activities, in collusion with highly-paid non-expert opinions.

~~~

Neither doctor has any known expertise or practice in diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury, evidenced by the foregoing remarks, and cut ‘n paste thick reports of non-sense based on no facts or scientific evidence.  Shame.

lisa and bart the whole damn system is wrong

How long does it take to “break” even a brain-injured worker???

The Fourth Reich apparently has a fully subsidized army of nazi-type doctors maiming, drugging and killing American workers —– 21st Century SONDERKOMMANDOS, killing on behalf of Corporate Greed.

nazi-found-in-usa-a-michael-karkoc-386x217

See the list below of ‘doctors’ who have profited by the Brain Injured Worker’s head trauma below.  Some tried to help, some fought a little, others put the file in the ‘too hard’ pile.  All made money….. while the Injured Worker loses hope and life.

See the specialties of each doctor…. all but a handful had any business treating an Injured Worker with Traumatic Brain Injury, as they are not in compliance with legal requirements to have doctors only treat what they are competent and trained to treat, rather than writing reports based on guesses and non-expertise, in order to make a mortgage or car payments or pay their dealers.  Shame.

ShhhhhhhhGǪ Consoling thought Psychopaths believe t - 450535848291624

DIAGNOSES:  854 Closed head injury, 784 Headaches, 310.2 Post concussive syndrome, 850.1 Concussion with brief loss of consciousness, 850.9 Head Concussion, 309.81 PTSD, 310.2 Post concussive syndrome, 780.93 Closed Head Injury with amnesia, 921.00 Contusion (left orbit), 750.90 Concussion, 959.01 Head Trauma, 959.01 Cognitive Changes following head trauma, 850.0 Concussion, 959.00 Head Trauma (Contusion x 2) with Impaired Memory, Speech, Balance and Vision, 850-854, 959.01 Somatic/cognitive dysfunction and emotional dysfunction, 310, 310.8, 438 Mild cognitive dysfunction, memory processing, 850 Mild TBI positive lapse of consciousness, 310.20 Post Concussive syndrome, 309.28 Mood Disorder secondary to Post Concussive Syndrome, 959.01 Head injury,  Lobe Disorders: frontal, parietal, cerebellar dysfunction, motor dysfunction, segmental dysfunctions, Closed Head Injury with Ongoing Sequelae, Psychological sequelae, possibly secondary to industrial injury, 959.01 Closed head injury with cognitive dysfunction and speech dysfunction, 784.00 post traumatic headaches, brain based vision impairments, brain-based vestibular and balance disorders + secondary to head trauma, NECK, BACK, Shoulder PAIN and related ICD-9 codes

APPLICANTS MEDICAL INDEX
Author Date Type Representation
Other specialists, as required based on ability to find and afford. LIFETIME Expertise in brain based treatments for TBI etc. IN PRO PER
MD – Psysiatrist 8/2/2013 Visit, Follow Up Exam and Hopefully progress report based on authorized treatments for brain injuries and related issues
 Neuro-Optometrist 8/23/2013 Neuro-Vision Follow up Evaluation (Brain Rehab Center) IN PRO PER
Occupational VISION Therapy 7/11/2013 Occupational Therapy – Vision + 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/23 IN PRO PER
MD – Orthopedic Surgeon 7/10/2013 Visit, Exam IN PRO PER
MD – Radiologist 7/3/2013 MRI-right shoulder IN PRO PER
MD – Phsysiatrist 6/13/2013 Visit, Exam, Evaluation IN PRO PER
Occupational VISION Therapy 6/13/2013 Occupational Therapy – Vision IN PRO PER
DC – Chiropractor 6/6/2013 Visit, Exam IN PRO PER
Occupational VISION Therapy 6/5/2013 Evaluation, Occupational Therapy – Vision IN PRO PER
MD – Orthopedic Surgeon 5/29/2013 Visit, Exam IN PRO PER
 Neuro-Optometrist 5/24/2013 Neuro-Vision Evaluation IN PRO PER
MD –  Orthopedic Surgeon – State 5/16/2013 Evaluation for Social Security office IN PRO PER
 Clinical Psychologist – State 5/10/2013 Evaluation for Social Security office IN PRO PER
Physical Therapy 5/8/2013 Physical Therapy, Cervical IN PRO PER
Physical Therapy 5/6/2013 Physical Therapy, Cervical IN PRO PER
Physical Therapy 5/1/2013 Physical Therapy, Cervical IN PRO PER
Speech Therapist 5/1/2013 Speech Therapy Exam IN PRO PER
DC – Chiropractor 4/26/2013 Visit, Exam IN PRO PER
Physical Therapy 4/25/2013 Physical Therapy, Cervical IN PRO PER
MD – Orthopedic Surgeon 4/24/2013 Visit, Exam, Report IN PRO PER
Physical Therapy 4/24/2013 Physical Therapy, Cervical Lawyer #3  Lawyer #3 dismissed 4/24/13
MD – Radiologist 4/19/2013 MRI- Cervical  (did not include thoracic; injured worker became ill after noise of MRI and brain sensory overstimulation; felt nausea, cold sweat and clammy for approximately 4 hours) Lawyer #3
Physical Therapy 4/19/2013 Physical Therapy, Cervical Lawyer #3
Physical Therapy 4/17/2013 Physical Therapy, Cervical Lawyer #3
MD – Forensic Psychiatrist 4/10/2013 AME evaluator (based on incomplete records provided by defense, records omitted skew actual facts of findings, recommended treatments and denials of medical care, a similar ploy applied by defense in October/November 2012 in order to obtain a minimized report of collective findings and recommendations.  First time it may have been an ‘oversight’….the multiple times it sounds like collusion to hide facts in order to favor defense clients.)  The first time the ploy was applied a deposition was cancelled and attempt for a premature Settlement offer was made in order to have the injured worker accept an offer without a medical evaluation and to have injured worker forfeit any/all rights under the law.  The attorney representing the injured worker was summarily dismissed with cause.  TBI is  clearly and evidently not an area of his practice experience or expertise. Lawyer #3
MD – Orthopedic Surgeon 3/20/2013 Primary Treating Physician’s Orthopedic Spine Surgery Consultation with request for Authorization Lawyer #3
MD – Neurologist, unknown speciality, non-US trained 3/18/2013 Secondary Treating Physician, Neurological Eval (based on incomplete records provided by Defense and TBI is not an area of his practice expertise) Lawyer #3
MD – Orthopedic Surgeon 2/22/2013 Leave Accommodate Request report to Employer Lawyer #3
MD – Orthopedic Surgeon 2/15/2013 Primary Treating Orthopedic Spine Surgery Consultation with request for authorizations Lawyer #3
MD – Orthopedic Surgeon 1/9/2013 Orthopaedic Evaluation and request for treatment authorization Lawyer #3
 MD -Orthopedic Surgeon 1/9/2013 PTP Evaluation IN PRO PER
Functional Neurology: DC, FACFN, FABVR, CCST 12/12/2012 Visit, Treatment IN PRO PER
Functional Neurology: DC, FACFN, FABVR, CCST 12/6/2012 Visit, Treatment IN PRO PER
Functional Neurology: DC, FACFN, FABVR, CCST 12/3/2012 Visit, Treatment IN PRO PER
Functional Neurology: DC, FACFN, FABVR, CCST 11/30/2012 Visit, Treatment IN PRO PER
 LAB Corp 11/29/2012 Self-procured Urinalysis work REPORT requested by functional neurology doctor,, only scientifically based treating doctor to-date IN PRO PER
Functional Neurology: DC, FACFN, FABVR, CCST 11/27/2012 Visit, Treatment IN PRO PER
Functional Neurology: DC, FACFN, FABVR, CCST 11/21/2012 Visit, Treatment IN PRO PER
Functional Neurology: DC, FACFN, FABVR, CCST 11/19/2012 Visit, Treatment IN PRO PER
Functional Neurology: DC, FACFN, FABVR, CCST 11/16/2012 Visit, Treatment Lawyer #2 Lawyer #2 dismissed 11/17/12
Functional Neurology: DC, FACFN, FABVR, CCST 11/15/2012 Visit, Treatment Lawyer #2
Functional Neurology: DC, FACFN, FABVR, CCST 11/14/2012 Visit, Treatment Lawyer #2
Functional Neurology: DC, FACFN, FABVR, CCST 11/12/2012 Visit, Treatment Lawyer #2
 LAB 11/12/2012 Self-procured blood work REPORT requested by functional neurology doctor only scientifically based treating doctor to-date Lawyer #2
Functional Neurology: DC, FACFN, FABVR, CCST 11/8/2012 Visit, Exam Lawyer #2
Functional Neurology: DC, FACFN, FABVR, CCST 11/7/2012 Consultation Lawyer #2
 Phd – Clinical Psychologist 10/1/2012 Visit, Progress Report Lawyer #2
 PhD – Clinical Psychologist 10/1/2012 (Report) Lawyer #2
 Phd – Clinical Psychologist  /Associate – ? 8/7/2012 Visit, Progress Report Lawyer #2
 Phd – Clinical Psychologist  / associate – ? 7/17/2012 Visit, Progress Report Lawyer #2
 Phd – Clinical Psychologist  / associate – ? 7/3/2012 Visit, Progress Report Lawyer #2
 PhD – Clinical Psychologist 5/7/2012 PTP Referral Form Lawyer #2
MD – Psysiatrist 4/30/2012 Evaluation at Brain Injury Rehab center to dispute neuro-nazi unfounded neuro demands for epilepsy meds and his demand for DMV revocation of driver’s license hearing Lawyer #2
Optometrist 4/30/2012 Self-procured by demand of DMV hearing. Reimbursements requested but denied. Lawyer #2
Phd – Clinical Psychologist 4/23/2012 Neuropsychological Evaluation Lawyer #2
 MD –  Orthopedic Surgeon 4/20/2012 Orthopedic Consultation (initial) Lawyer #2
 Phd – Clinical Psychologist 4/19/2012 PTP Referral Form Lawyer #2
 PhD – Clinical Psychologist / 4/10/2012 visit Lawyer #2
 PhD – Clinical Psychologist /associate (neuro-psych?) 4/9/2012 visit Lawyer #2
PhD – EEG Neurofeedback Practioner 4/3/2012 EEG Neurofeedback Analysis Lawyer #2
DC – Chiropractor 4/2/2012 Visit Lawyer #2
 PhD – Psychologist 3/31/2012 visit Lawyer #2 Lawyer #2 retained 3/30/12
DC – Chiropractor 3/29/2012 Visit IN PRO PER
PhD – Psychologist 3/21/2012 visit IN PRO PER
PhD – Neuropsychologist 3/21/2012 Addendum to Neuro-psych Assessment IN PRO PER
DC – Chiropractor 3/21/2012 Visit IN PRO PER
PhD – Neuropsychologist 3/19/2012 visit IN PRO PER
DC – Chiropractor 3/15/2012 Visit IN PRO PER
PhD – Clinical Psychologist 3/14/2012 visit IN PRO PER
DC – Chiropractor 3/12/2012 Visit IN PRO PER
PhD – Clinical Psychologist 3/7/2012 visit IN PRO PER
DC – Chiropractor 3/7/2012 Visit IN PRO PER
PhD – Neuropsychologist 3/6/2012 visit IN PRO PER
MD, PhD – neurololgist, epilepsy/fibromyalgia specialty 3/6/2012 Visit IN PRO PER
PhD – Clinical Psychologist 3/1/2012 PR-2 IN PRO PER
DC -Chiropractor 3/1/2012 Visit IN PRO PER
PhD – Clinical Psychologist 2/25/2012 Physician Progress Report IN PRO PER
PhD – Neuropsychologist 2/25/2012 Neuropsychological Assessment IN PRO PER
DC -Chiropractor 2/23/2012 Visit IN PRO PER
 PhD – Neuropsychologist 2/22/2012 visit IN PRO PER
PhD – Clinical Psychologist 2/16/2012 Visit IN PRO PER
PhD – Psychologist 2/11/2012 visit IN PRO PER
DC -Chiropractor 2/8/2012 Visit IN PRO PER Lawyer #1 dismissed 2/8/13
MD – Radiologist 2/6/2012 MRI-Brain Lawyer #1
MD – ER 2/6/2012 Clinical Report Lawyer #1
MD – ER 2/4/2012 x-ray of the chest Lawyer #1
PhD – Clinical Psychologist 2/2/2012 visit Lawyer #1
 PhD – Psychologist 1/28/2012 visit Lawyer #1
MD Neurology (MPN) 1/23/2012 Referred to by PhD Clinical Psychologist 1/9/12; , later discovered was MPN provider, REFUSED TO SEE Injured worker when appeared for appointment.  Said they do not see WC patients. Lawyer #1
PhD – Clinical Psychologist 1/21/2012 visit Lawyer #1
MD – Orthopedic Surgeon 1/21/2012 PR-2 Lawyer #1
MD – Orthopedic Surgeon 1/21/2012 PTP Initial Report Lawyer #1
MD – Orthopedic Surgeon 1/21/2012 Work Status Report Lawyer #1
Labs 1/21/2012 Toxicology Report Lawyer #1 Lawyer #1 hired 1/20/13
DC – Chiropractor 1/19/2012 Visit IN PRO PER
DC – Chiropractor 1/18/2012 Visit IN PRO PER
DC – Chiropractor 1/16/2012 Visit IN PRO PER
PhD – Clinical Psychologist 1/14/2012 visit IN PRO PER
PhD – Clinical Psychologist 1/13/2012 Handwritten Status Report IN PRO PER
MD – Family Medicine 1/13/2012 PR-2 IN PRO PER
DC – Chiropractor 1/12/2012 Visit IN PRO PER
DC – Chiropractor 1/11/2012 Work Status Report IN PRO PER
DC – Chiropractor 1/11/2012 Visit IN PRO PER
MD – Family Medicine 1/11/2012 Doctor’s First Report IN PRO PER
MD – Family Medicine 1/11/2012 IC Office Visit IN PRO PER
MD – Family Medicine 1/11/2012 Work Status Note IN PRO PER
MD – Family Medicine 1/11/2012 Prescription Slip – MRI IN PRO PER
 MD – Radiology 1/11/2012 x-ray report (right ankle) IN PRO PER
MD – Radiology 1/11/2012 x-ray report (C/S) IN PRO PER
MD – Radiology 1/11/2012 x-ray report (T/S) IN PRO PER
MD – Family Medicine 1/11/2012 Visit IN PRO PER
MD – Family Medicine 1/11/2012 IC Office Visit IN PRO PER
DC – Chiropractor 1/9/2012 Visit, Evaluation, Treatment, off-work note IN PRO PER
DATE OF 1ST INJURY, 2nd injury “2nd impact” head trauma, neck, back, ribs shoulder again after abruptly terminated medical care at demand of employer 1/9/2012, 2/4/2012 1st – Approximately 8 am, Mountain Resort, Snowy Morning, in front of co-workers and manager; 2nd – Early morning of 2/4/12
LEGEND TYPE
BOLD, times new roman is from Defense firm 12/12 “Medical Index” provided to IW at WC Hearing of 12/18/12 wherein missing documents were again discussed. Corrections to  Urgent Care MD entries…defense shows 01/09/12…the first doctor on day of injury was Chiropractor, 01/11/12; non-bold entries indicate omitted records…. SEE earlier dated indexes showing adding in of some reports by defense, but not all
Adjuster indicated neither he nor defense counsel would dig through the files to find missing records, there’s ‘just too much paper’  in June phone call.

SUMMARY OF DOCTORS SEEN FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES: Draw your own conclusions. Hint. The brain oriented doctors have all been ‘self-procured’ as seeing orthopedic surgeons for traumatic brain injury just ‘doesn’t make sense’ to any thinking person.

roll my eyes out loud

2 chiropractors (one declined to treat due to paperwork confusion), 1 neuropsychologist, 3 clinical psychologists, 9 MDS (3 family practice, 5 orthopedic surgeons [for brain injury, d’oh!] 2 neurologists (1 with speciality in epilepsy/fybromyalgia and another with specialty practice in Electromyography and Electrodiagnosis), and others: 1 DC with specialty in functional neurology, 1 accupuncturist, 1 EEG neuro-feedback phD (who provided the only EEG, self-procured, unreimbursed), 1 physiatrist, 1 speech therapist (MA, CCC-LS LSP), 1 physical therapist, 1 optometrist, 1 neuro-optometrist, 1 vocational rehabilitation vision specialist, 1 doctor of unknown credentials who repeated tests taken within 30 days, causing ‘practice effect’ in results, and 1 forensic psychiatrist.

Requested but denied medical evaluations and treatments, since January 2012:

EEG, EEG Neurofeedback treatment, MRI – brain, cervical, upper back, right shoulder (brain self-procured, cervical authorized Apr 2013, Shoulder authorized July 2013), Continuing chiropractic (6 sessions authorized late Jun 2013, no providers willing to accept WC paperwork risks for failures to pay; requested seeing initial chiropractor and first doctor seen on date of injury); neurology evaluation with expertise in brain injury, physiatrist, functional neurology treatments, Neuro-Optometry evaluation and Vision Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy (6 sessions – cervical only- authorized 2013) – no extensions; 

Labor Code 4610 seems to be clear that “only a physician competent to evaluate the specific clinical issues that were within the scope o the physician’s practice can modify, delay or deny treatment plans.  The insurance company actions to deny specific clinical evaluations are then used as ‘evidence’ of lack of evidence to support demand for medical care.   Talk about a shell-game and Worker Comp Fraud!  Furthermore, the defense counsel has a pattern of omitting medical records to further skew the ‘medical evidence’ and to further deny reasonable and appropriate medical care. 

SELF-PROCURED REASONABLE, NECESSARY AND APPROPRIATE MEDICAL CARE, UNREIMBURSED TO DATE:

Jan 2012  $30

Feb 2012  $371 + 75

Mar 2012  $300 + 40

Apr 2012  $174.46 +40

May

Jun

July

Aug

Sep 2012   $40

Oct 2012    $40

Nov 2012 – $7,961.47

Dec 2012 – $2,030.16

Jan 2013

Feb 2013

Mar 2013

Apr 2013

May 2013 – $868.45

Jun 2013 – $30 + 160 + 160 + 184 + 322

TOTAL MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT DUE

AND WAY PAST DUE:

$12,826.54 + penalties to be imposed by Court, at maximum;

For Brain MRI, Urgent Care Co-Pay, Lumosity Brain games thru April 2012, EEG, 2012 Eye Exam (DMV required after neuro-nazi attempted license revocation when non-indicated drugs were declined, Speech Therapy evaluation , Neuro-Optometrist Evaluation, VISION OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, Physiatrist Evaluation, Chiropractic from 2012-February, March, April, September, October and June 2013, Functional Neurology Brain Based Treatments, Lab work.  Vocational VISION rehab ongoing, and self-procured treatments with brain injury specialists, as protected by LABOR LAW.

~~~

June 2013 –  Long term Goals of  VISION OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (self-procured as it has been denied by insurance company since April 2012)

1. Pt will be able to negotiate at noisy, crowded novel, dynamic environment without difficulty showing improved visual spatial skills and decreased sensory overload.

2. Pt will be able to visual scan across busy environment such as street crossing with cars passing without dizziness reported or blurred vision.

3. Pt will be able to tolrate 4 minutes endurance run on the Dynavision completing minimum of 245 lights showing increased visual attention and awareness.

4. Pt will be able to organize reading material in a normal pattern and complete reading task without difficulty.

5. Pt will incorporate home program to assist with integration of learned skills for improved functional skills in home and community.

6. Pt will be able to scan and visually search in a non-random pattern being able to locate 10/10 items in the environment.

yoda wisdom of

Knight v. United Parcel Service and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, 71 CCC 1423   In this case, the Board held that an employer or insurer’s failure to provide required notice to an employee of rights under the medical provider network (MPN) that results in A NEGLECT OR REFUSAL TO PROVIDE REASONABLE MEDICAL TREATMENT RENDERS THE EMPLOYER OR INSURER LIABLE FOR REASONABLE MEDICAL TREATMENT SELF-PROCURED by the employee.

Krueger v. Republic Indemnity Company of America, 28CWCR44 says I have the right to change treating doctors at any time pursuant to Labor Code S4060.  It also rules that AD Rule 9785 is invalid.   The case says AD Rule 9785 is invalid because it is inconsistent with the right of an injured worker to the “free choice of physician” guaranteed by Labor Code S4600.  Therefore, under this case I do not need to request a QME evaluation in order to obtain medical care.  Under the laws as set forth in the court case Emporium-Capwell Co. v. WCAB (Tidwell) 48CCC801 (1983), I have the right to change treating doctors at any time after waiting the appropriate time from the date of injury. 

Rhiner v. WCAB (1993), 4 Cal.4th 1213, 18 Cal.Rptr.2nd 129, 58 CCC 172 (California Supreme Court Case).  This very important case establishes that when an insurance company is guilty of unreasonable delays in paying benefits, the applicant is entitled to a 10% penalty based on the dollar amount of the entire benefit (“the entire species of benefit”) and not just on the improperly delayed portion of the benefit….past, present and future.

Knight v. United Parcel Service and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, 71 CCC 1423   In this case, the Board held that an employer or insurer’s failure to provide required notice to an employee of rights under the medical provider network (MPN) that results in A NEGLECT OR REFUSAL TO PROVIDE REASONABLE MEDICAL TREATMENT RENDERS THE EMPLOYER OR INSURER LIABLE FOR REASONABLE MEDICAL TREATMENT SELF-PROCURED by the employee.

Krueger v. Republic Indemnity Company of America, 28CWCR44 says injured workers have the right to change treating doctors at any time pursuant to Labor Code S4060.  It also rules that AD Rule 9785 is invalid.   The case says AD Rule 9785 is invalid because it is inconsistent with the right of an injured worker to the “free choice of physician” guaranteed by Labor Code S4600.  Therefore, under this case the injured worker not need request a QME evaluation in order to obtain medical care.  Under the laws as set forth in the court case Emporium-Capwell Co. v. WCAB (Tidwell) 48CCC801 (1983), the injured worker have the right to change treating doctors at any time after waiting the appropriate time from the date of injury. 

Under LC S5814, applicant may be entitled to a sum equal to 25% of the value of the treatment or service denied, if the doctor requires authorization for a medical procedures or treatment and the insurance company unreasonably delays or refuses to authorize it.

cosmic intent

How can the lawyers involved claim a right to any compensation for their unconscionable ignorance and failures to adequately represent an American with Diagnosed AND TREATABLE Disabilities…… ??

They failed to perform legally contracted for representation, and must be subjected to disciplines and sanctions, not rewarded for their parts in the horrors the injured worker has been subjected to.   Is there no policing or continuing education required in the legal gutters??  Minimally, they must be prevented from ever representing another brain-injured worker until and unless they are educated to competently do so.  To lose their license to practice law in California would be too light a sentence, from the perspective of the injured worker, whose injuries were not alleviated, nor was reasonable and appropriate medical care facilitated by any of the three lawyers.Bellini   Hydra  OWS

Lawyer #1 –— wasn’t really a lawyer—the lawyer did a 3 second-meet-and-greet and the firm’s office administrator does the intake, provides legal opinion, determines the type of doctor for primary treating physician (in this case, it was determined that an ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON was required for the brain injury.)  That orthopedic surgeon wrote down brain injury complaints as ‘headache’ and stressed, by way of word and action example, to expressed and tearful concerns about the brain injury, “Look, if I kicked you in the leg, it would hurt, but it wouldn’t mean you were injured”.  0.o     Then he proceeded to recommend a chiropractor in his office, twice a week.  When that was met with a “That’s a hundred miles round trip, twice a week.  I have a brain injury.  I need to see a doctor for my brain, and I can’t drive that much.”  He then asked, “You’re not working are you?” “Then, you can drive.”   0.o    That issue escalated quickly and an attorney friend (who had sadly referred to this firm) and a retired judge encouraged immediate dismissal and deal with the Bar later.

grumpy cat stupid

Lawyer #2 — wasn’t really a brain injury expert, and his workers comp skill level was minimal.  He dismantled the first ‘treatment team’ the injured worker had painstakingly organized, with the adjuster, to include a clinicial psychologist, a neuro-psychologist, a brain-MRI, and one neurologist (who sadly specialized in epilepsy and fibromyalgia, not traumatic brain injury) and was a total nightmare on his own.   Lawyer #2 has ‘his own’ doctor, who was a 3 -hour drive from the injured workers home, had a lesser credential than the first testing neuro-psychologist, only saw the injured twice in 8 months, and had ‘chat therapy’ sessions provided by one of his associates, of unknown credentials.  He did write with a Mont Blanc pen and had a very fancy office with great view of Pasadena, through the smog.  He had a plan for further neurology evaluations, EEG neuro-feedback treatments, neuro-optometry and vision therapy….. NONE OF WHICH HAPPENED.

373904_108997595883860_100003208595731_54447_1057147537_n   organized crime

PTP, upon receipt of a threatening letter from defense attorney about his alleged failure to ‘write a report’ on time (which defense attorney had been sent, with proof of service, multiple times….patterns).  After that, he determined injured worker was close to healed and could go be a greet or clerk.  Clearly sexist-discrimination in his consult, suggesting that a cognitively impaired woman could be a clerk or administrative support person.  He was clearly looking to keep his QME license clear, and to not overly-annoy the defense counsel.

~~

Then lawyer #2 alleged to prepare for a deposition, when all along he had apparently been seeking a premature settlement, which he secured an offer for $100,000 in November 2012—AND ATTEMPTED TO COERCE INJURED WORKER TO ACCEPT IT, as there was ‘no evidence’ of injury …………. except for the diagnosis and requests for treatment and denied evaluations.   Injured worker had a enough remaining marbles and advised that a settlement offer could not be considered without a valid diagnosis and prognosis.  He got paid for the aborted deposition, he made sure of that.  Injured worker has yet to receive mileage reimbursement for even that.

~~

grumpy cat  keep talking  i always yawn when i am interested

Injured worker then without any delay immediately sought a brain injury evaluation and commence self-procured treatment, then dismissed the attorney, who clearly had no clue of diagnosing or treating and representing a brain injured worker.  The initial consultation was free, and it was such a relief to speak with an intelligent doctor who was very familiar with brain injury, and better yet, he has training in rehabilition and functional neurology, scientifically evidenced and measurable medical treatments.

Lawyer #3 was hired in January 2013, at the onset of more threats of more legal-mumbo-jumbo and deceptions and continued denial of medical care by the defense attorney, a non-physician, from a family of ‘bone doctors’. (Skulls and Bones??!!)   #3 was a ‘cantankerous old goat’ resting on laurels of yesteryear, and had a staff that couldn’t even read a simple list of ‘omitted records’  and failed to keep any agreement with injured worker, and against wishes of injured, agreed to an AME not with a neuro-psychologist, but with a forensic psychiatrist of very questionable behavior and judgement.  Lawyer #3’s office failed to ensure all medical records were provided to AME doctors, as had been adamantly requested by IW at the time of hire.  This lawyer was arrogant in his response to the omitted records by stating ‘there is no conspiracy to omit records. You have major psychological issues and I suggest you get help immediately.’

~~

The injured worker responded in writing that psychological support was one of the often denied requested medical authorizations, and was he suggesting self-procured treatment, even though his office had no clue on how to deal with self-procured medical treatment, medical and miles reimbursements, or finding other than an ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON for a brain injury as a primary, and looked for a ‘pain specialist’ for the brain component….. CLUELESS AND VICIOUS.  The only ‘butt kicked’ was that of the injured worker.

GRUMP CAT  STUPIDITY

~~~~~~~~~

12 Frequently Asked Questions
about
California Workers’ Compensation Law

1.   Now that I got hurt on the job, can I make that down payment on the Mercedes?

2.  What about all the wages I’m losing?   And that I can’t bowl or have sex anymore?   I’m losing WAY more than what Workers’ Comp. is paying me!   That’s not fair!   Can they get away with this?

3.  Ok, I filed my claim and, after the insurance company stopped laughing, they DENIED it!   This bothers me. What about medical treatment? What can I do to make them live to regret how shabbily they’ve treated me?

4.  I’m sure my medical problems are caused by work but I can’t pinpoint a specific incident.   Am I out of luck?

5.  For how long can I get medical treatment, Answer Man?

6.  What if I can’t go back to my job?   Is that when I make the call to Dr. Kevorkian?

7.  My doctor’s report is a worthless pack of LIES!   How can this quack have the “final word” about my injury?

8.  I hate my job AND my boss.   They’re both driving me NUTS!   My spouse can’t stand me … and I kick the dog.   How do I file a STRESS CLAIM??????

9.  Wait a second… Color me CONFUSED!   I can’t do this alone!!   I need help!   How?

10.  We all know lawyers are just below pond-scum on the food chain (nothing personal). How can I prevent these low-lifes from RIPPING ME OFF (if I’m unfortunate enough to need one to help me)???  

11.   I have a lawyer right now and I’d be better off cramming long, sharp objects into my eyes!   How do I dump this idiot?   How do I get my file?     Can he still get a fee from me?   Could he take my soul if I truly believe he’s Satan?

12.  How could there be only 12 Frequently Asked Questions???   That seems an odd number.   Are you odd?   There must be more than 12 questions to ask!   Haven’t you left out a lot I should know?   Why?

http://workinjury.com/12-faq.htm#12

The above is dated information, but the principles are sounds and sassy.  The California Workers Comp laws changed dramatically in January 2013, so do your own research, draw your own conclusions, and remember, it’s hard to find a competent workers comp applicant attorney, and if you want a smart one, with cognitive abilities and knowledge of brain injuries, good luck if you don’t hire them on the first shot.  Nevermind that brain injury causes poor judgement and slow processing….. Lawyers seem superstitious (or stupid and greedy) and seem to have a monopoly on ‘first hire’ is it, as few others will take on a botched up legal mess, not even when a life depends on it.

~~~

How do lawyers look away when someone pleads for life-saving help??  Pitiful, evil and pitiful.

Sonderkommandos, on the whole…. and they seem to think they’ll get out of this alive.

ASK ABOUT PSYCHOPATHS NOW.

psychopaths in power know  do you

HERE ARE SOME RESOURCES, SHARE YOUR RESOURCES; SUBMIT YOUR STORIES AS A GUEST BLOGGER!  

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW AND FOR THAT WE ARE RESPONSIBLE.

ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS:  FB  PAGE:  https://www.facebook.com/AskAboutWorkersCompGravyTrains

BRAIN INJURY ADVOCATES:   An Activist’s Go-To Handbook…. the book:  http://braininjuryadvocates.com/  by Susan Hultberg  http://braininjuryadvocates.com/book-back-cover

CALIFORNIA WORKERS’ COMP – How to Take Charge When You’re Injured on the Job – Christopher A. Ball –  http://www.nolo.com/products/california-workers-comp-work.html

brave strong humble

yOda (2)

Wyndham Worldwide, Is there a WIDGET ASSEMBLY department??!

indian talking stick

COGNITIVE DISORDER NOS, SECONDARY TO TBI.

Wyndham Worldwide, do you have a management job for someone with this skill set after RTW is approved?? Is there a WIDGET ASSEMBLY DEPARTMENT??!

[ TBI – TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.  INTELLIGENCE LEVELS USED TO BE ….MENSA STANDARDS…. NOT NO MORE….. ]

APRIL 2012 –

Judgment and Insight:  The patient’s judgment and insight seemed intact. Patient appeared to be aware of how the injury had affected cognitive functioning and discussed taking steps to remediate for areas of perceived deficit….

Test Behavior: The patient was also frequently tearful, becoming emotionally distraught when perceived unable to perform various tasks as well as perceived they would have been done prior to injury.  Also becomes tearful when talking about various professionals who were perceived as not caring for medical needs appropriately.

COOPERATION:  The patient was very cooperative.  Completed all tests administered without complaint.

EFFORT:  Patient appeared to put forth best effort on all tasks administered.  Objective testing also gave no indication of purposeful exaggeration or distortion of symptoms….

BRAIN WORK

RECORDS REVIEW:

Report to Employer:

Disability or Medical Limitations:  (Physician must review employee’s job description and describe disability and/or restrictions from performing this job). 

HAS PROBLEMS WITH ATTENTION AND CONCENTRATION WHICH WILL IMPACT ABILITY TO EFFECTIVELY PROCESS COMPLEX CLIENT INFORMATION AND OTHER DATA.  Additionally, injured worker has a reactive depression to the conditions and neurobehaviorial symptoms.    Medications Taken and Side Effects:  N/A

Mitigating Measures or Assistance Devices Utilized and Degree of Effectiveness in Reducing Functional Limitation and Effect of Medical Condition on Major Life Activities, Description of Impact and Duration:

Injured worker needs ongoing psychotherpay and cognitive remediation.  Ongoing Rx for neurobehaviorial symptoms as per Physiatrist. Patient has problems with money management at this time, however, is independent with all other ADL’s…..  [Physiatrist recommended treatments and further evaluations were never authorized after initial consult.  Initial consult did result in non-revocation of driver’s license after unfounded report by neurologist with a specialty in epilepsy and fibromyalgia (neither of which IW suffers from), not TBI, saga for another blog]

State Whether Employee Can Perform the Tasks in the Job Description in light of Medical Condition and identify any applicable restrictions and duration:

#Responsibility – will have difficulties with training and development and remembering information to convey to others…

Knowledge and Skills – patient will have problems tracking with company policies and procedures.  Patient may also have problems with organization.

Identify Any Accommodations that Would Enable the Employee to Perform the Tasks that the Employee’s Medical Conditions Precludes from Performing 

Modified duty – performing rote and repetitive tasks that do not require major decision making or constant interaction with the public.

stuff and crap

Identify any injury, harm or aggravation that the Employee may experience by Performing the Job Duties Due to the Medical Conditions and State the Medical Reason for your conclusion:

The major issue will be increased depression and irritability resulting from frustration over inability to perform up to expectations or from making mistakes.  I cannot speak to physical issues as they lie outside my area of expertise.

dammit i'm mad

Identify if Medical Condition is Temporary or Permanent:

Patient is TTD [TEMPORARILY TOTALLY DISABLED] and expected to reach P & S [PERMANENT AND STATIONARY; as good as it gets] at a year post injury, plus or minus a month.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OCTOBER 2012~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Report to Government Agency:

HAS PROBLEMS WITH ORGANIZATION AND WON’T BE ABLE TO FOLLOW PROCEDURES.  ORIGINALLY HAD PATIENT SCHEDULED TO RTW ON____ I AM CURRENTLY RELEASING TO RTW W/RESTRICTIONS – BASIC CLERICAL TASKS.  SEE ATTACHED REPORT.

Did you read and share these BLOG POSTS yet Thanks

[‘however, after reflection upon threatening letter from defense attorney and possible jeopardization to QME designation, without benefit of treatment, further evaluation or anything medical for TBI or anything else..’  the patient in now deemed ready to return to work  to ensure flow of business referrals within the small community of workers comp providers !!!????????????!!!!!!!!!!!.]

~~

[Corporate Employer is to be nicely patient when injured worker is slow and/or severely challenged to collate multiple pages, such as 2 sets of 4 documents.  With time, the speed will improve, as if retraining for assembling widgets.]  –  Clinical Psychologist apparent opinion.

~~~

protected by angels

INJURED WORKERS IS “….very angry at not getting the treatment that is expected.”

[Doctor is clearly unfamiliar with ACOEM medical guidelines for treatment and evaluations….nor Labor Law]

Return to Work Issues:

Patient should be able to return to modified duty … with the following restrictions:

1. Injured worker should go to the office closer to home.

2. While injured worker is not able to return to work as a sales person, injured worker should be able to return to work to modified duty as a clerical person.  a.  injured worker could work as and administrative assistant [and correct little typos] or doing front desk work.  b. injured worker should not go back to sales until _____.   

[UNTIL legitimate medical care provided??!!!  If injured workers was a male, would the accommodation request have reflected a different bias?!]

3. The patient should return to work for 6 hours a day for the first week, and 8 hours a day thereafter.

4.  If these restrictions can not be kept, the patient should then be considered totally temporarily disabled until Permanent and Stationary status is reached.

TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS:

1. The patient needs to see a Psychologist closer to home.  The patient needs a set of 6 sessions with a CBT emphasis to address anxiety [anxiety over lost, untreated cognitive functions etc.].  It is simply impractical for the patient to travel approximately 2 hours [3 hours, each way!!!] to come see me in my office.  I would recommend [Psy.D without expertise in brain injury, that does not accept workers comp patients.]

2. The patient continues to experience visual difficulties.  I am asking formal authorization for the patient to see designated neuro-optometrist. [Originally requested in April  2012; denied.]

roll my eyes out loud

3. This patient is not interested in taking medications at this is time.

4. I will see the patient again in 6 weeks.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

HISTORY of reports by this attorney-designated doctor, outside of MPN, authorized by hearing disputing MPN existence and failure to properly notice:

AUGUST 2012 – Disability Status:  The patient is temporarily totally disabled.   Recommendations and Plan:  1. Continue with authorized treatment sessions [chat therapy with staff doctor of unknown credentials to deal with stress and anxiety over lost, untreated cognitive functions etc. and to explore expensive gadgets to compensate for brain injury impairments] 2. Continued treatment as per other medical specialties. [no other medical specialties authorized despite multiple requests; injured worker has skewed sense of time since injury and just patiently waited and waited and waited for proper authorities to authorize requested treatment; injured worker was advised that that worker comp process is slow……until the Plaintiff’s attorney attempted to coerce acceptance of a premature settlement offer, without benefit of evaluations requested by ‘other medical specialties’ and said settlement demanded forfeiture of all future benefits…. which ensured that injured worker would be ‘SLEEEPING UNDER A BRIDGE’ in the foreseeable future unless a widget assembly job could be found.]

keep working

JULY 2012 – Disability Status:  The patient is temporarily totally disabled.  Recommendations and Plan:  1. Continue with authorized treatment sessions [chat therapy with staff doctor of unknown credentials to deal with stress and anxiety and explore gadgets to compensate for brain injury impairments] 2. Continued treatment as per other medical specialties.  [What continued treatment was that, Doc??  Nothing in 7 months but chat with a disgrunteld designated associate of unknown credentials.  Fraud? Or absent-mindedness??]

~~~

[no other medical specialties authorized despite multiple requests; injured worker has skewed sense of time since injury and just patiently waited and waited and waited for proper authorities to authorize requested treatment; injured worker was advised that that worker comp process is slow, so she fed the bunnies while waiting and waiting and waiting….until the Plaintiff’s attorney attempted to coerce acceptance of a ridiculous premature settlement offer, without benefit of evaluations requested by ‘other medical specialties’ and said settlement demanded forfeiture of all future benefits…. and ensured that injured worker would be ‘SLEEEPING UNDER A BRIDGE’ in the foreseeable future unless a widget assembly job could be found.]

wc doc can you see the problem

WYNDHAM, DO YOU HAVE A MANAGEMENT JOB FOR SOMEONE WITH THIS SKILL SET AFTER RTW IS APPROVED?? IS THERE A WIDGET ASSEMBLY DEPARTMENT??!

change windmills and walls

“I’m Injured!! NOT STUPID!!!

stupid you have the right to remain

FRIENDS HELP FRIENDS HOLD CRIMINALS ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS….

wc occupy psychiatry lucy

  • Let’s Pow-Wow.   If you have a story, or if you have a have a friend with a story, LET’S SHARE.
  • ~~
  • THIS BLOG INVITES GUEST BLOGGERS. SUBMIT YOUR STORY AND/OR RESOURCES TO LUCYOCCUPY@AOL.COM OR AS A COMMENT BELOW.  ’EVERYBODY KNOWS’ HOW CORRUPT THE USA WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAIN IS.  IT’S TIME WE START TALKING ABOUT IT….ON THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY…AND SOCIAL MEDIA.    IF YOU’RE A INDUSTRIAL INJURY SURVIVOR, WE NEED TO HEAR YOUR STORY.

  • between minds and brains
  • INITIAL BLOG FOCUS IS TBI — TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY….SURVIVORS.

  • keep posting status changes

We Are The Media Now, So Be It.

the time is always right MLK

PS:

Let’s see if the ACLU and/or the National Lawyer’s Guild will get on board to help protect the American workers from predatory criminal behaviors of those of the Workers Compensation Gravy Trains around the nation.  THIS LAND IS OUR LAND….. and we still have some laws in place.  The Workers Compensation system is NOT BROKEN….IT’S WORKING AS IT IS DESIGNED TO WORK….. LET’S HOLD THE CRIMINALS ACCOUNTABLE, ONE CASE AT A TIME, ONE ADJUSTER AT A TIME, ONE LAWYER AT A TIME, ONE DOCTOR AT A TIME, ONE INFORMATION OFFICER AT A TIME……..  WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW, and for that, WE ARE RESPONSIBLE.

occupy virtually 99 percent

THINK LOCALLY. ACT GLOBALLY. OCCUPY VIRTUALLY.

~~~
Lucy’s friend was told to stop bothering with useless letters of evidence and pleadings to doctors, judges and attorneys and get it that they don’t care, they are above the law, and can and do kill without consequences.  Everybody has Workers Comp horror stories, and most everybody shrugs and says, ‘that’s just how it is”.   The friend was further advised to collect some stories of others with Workers Comp nightmares, and be a vehicle to EMPOWER THE PEOPLE BEING INJURED AND KILLED BY THOSE PROFITING BY THE WORKERS’ COMP POT HOLES.
~~~

LUCY OFFERED TO HELP COLLECT THOSE STORIES AND SHED MORE LIGHT ON THE ISSUES.

The friend experienced a TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, NOT UNLIKE RESULTS OF SCOTT OLSEN, AND NOT UNLIKE THE TBI INJURIES SOLDIERS ARE COMING BACK FROM ‘WAR’ WITH……TO HOMELESSNESS AND FAILED MEDICAL CARE WITHIN THE VA SYSTEM.   C’mon People.

TAKE CARE OF ONE ANOTHER…..

HERE ARE SOME RESOURCES, SHARE YOUR RESOURCES; SUBMIT YOUR STORIES AS A GUEST BLOGGER!  

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW AND FOR THAT WE ARE RESPONSIBLE.

  1. ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS:  FB  PAGE:  https://www.facebook.com/AskAboutWorkersCompGravyTrains
  2. BRAIN INJURIES:  FB PAGE:  https://www.facebook.com/Brain.Injury.Advocate
  3. BRAIN INJURY ADVOCATES:   An Activist’s Go-To Handbook…. the book:  http://braininjuryadvocates.com/  by Susan Hultberg  http://braininjuryadvocates.com/book-back-cover
  4. CALIFORNIA WORKERS’ COMP – How to Take Charge When You’re Injured on the Job – Christopher A. Ball –  http://www.nolo.com/products/california-workers-comp-work.html
  5. Workers’ Compensation in California: A Guidebook for Injured Workers  http://www.dir.ca.gov/InjuredWorkerGuidebook/InjuredWorkerGuidebook.html

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW, AND FOR THAT, WE ARE RESPONSIBLE.

FRIENDS HELP FRIENDS HOLD CRIMINALS ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS….

%d bloggers like this: